New Haven Pit Stop – Louis’ Lunch

New Haven Pit Stop – Louis’ Lunch

A few weeks ago, Kenny and I stopped by Louis’ Lunch, “the birthplace of the hamburger sandwich” in New Haven, Connecticut. A joint that’s been slingin’ the same patties since 1895 must be doing something right, right? I figured it was worth a look-see.

While the burger wasn’t my thing, I loved the potatoe salad. And the ambiance can’t be beaten if you’re interested in nostalgic eateries. Watching their throwback toaster and their burger broilers in action is a unique experience.

The restaurant is small and I’ve read the line can be out the door and the wait for food, quite long. Kenny and I lucked out, walking right up to the counter to order. But while we waited for our noms, the place filled wall-to-wall in a blink.

Know before you go: Cash only and you get the burger their way. It’s served on white toast, medium-rare, with the choice of the following toppings: cheese, onion, and tomato. Don’t even think about asking for ketchup or fries, you will be killed.

Louis’ Lunch
261 Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06511-6611

3 Replies to “New Haven Pit Stop – Louis’ Lunch”

  1. Cute place. Can tell it’s small from the exterior shot.

    I love historical references. It was 1992 and our dumb VP corrected a NJ child in school about spelling. Only he was wrong, the kid was right and somehow you are old enough to remember that. Wow…

  2. I remember watching that episode on TV. It sounds like an interesting place and I thought the broilers looked pretty cool. Obviously, very durable. Out of curiosity, was it spelled “potatoe salad” on the menu?

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